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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Mona Saddiqui.


Unknown: Mona Saddiqui.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With John Humphrys and Allan Little.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Allan Little.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation. Producer Alison Hughes Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Alison Hughes

: Serial: Me and Hitch

3: Evan Hunter 's account of his time as screenwriter on Alfred Hitchcock 's The Birds, and the friendship that developed between the two men. For details see Monday


Unknown: Evan Hunter
Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock

: Daily Service

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
(Repton); Judges 16: wl5-22; Hear My Prayer (Purcell); Amazing Grace! (Amazing Grace). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests. Reading: Eclipse 1999. Part 3. Reading repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Martha Kearney

: Shades of Black

In a four-part series, Max Bankole Jarrett explores life within Britain's African communities. 2: Nigerians make up Britain's biggest African community, and as a second generation emerges, issues of culture and identity are becoming central
. Producer David Olusoga


Unknown: Max Bankole
Producer: David Olusoga

: No Commitments

A six-part comedy by Simon Brett following the fortunes of three fortysomething sisters.
5: Spreading Wings. Emily gets her
A-level results, which prompts a flurry of varied reactions from Victoria, Roger and Charlotte. with Bill Nighy and Lisa Coleman Producer Maria Esposito


Comedy By: Simon Brett
Unknown: Bill Nighy
Unknown: Lisa Coleman
Producer: Maria Esposito
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Celia Imrie

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Mark Whittaker. Editor Chris Burns
PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: youand yours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.
Editor: Chris Burns

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Write Stuff

John Walsh and Sebastian Faulks are joined by Frank Delaney and Harry Ritchie in the last of the series of the literary quiz. With chairman James Walton. Reader Becky Hindley. Written by James Walton Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Harry Ritchie
Reader: James Walton.
Reader: Becky Hindley.
Written By: James Walton
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Charm Factory

By Sue Teddern. You Belong to Me December. Irene plans a change of image, but love and Hollywood may intervene. Final part. with Charlie Simpson. Giles Thomas. Rebecca Saire , Sean Baker , Eddie Marsan.
Peter Gunn. Frances Jeater. Geoffrey Whitehead , Sarah-Jane Holm and Jan Goodman
Director Marion Nancarrow Repeat


Unknown: Sue Teddern.
Unknown: Charlie Simpson.
Unknown: Giles Thomas.
Unknown: Rebecca Saire
Unknown: Sean Baker
Unknown: Eddie Marsan.
Unknown: Peter Gunn.
Unknown: Frances Jeater.
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Sarah-Jane Holm
Unknown: Jan Goodman
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Irene: Tabitha Wady
Miss Read: Dinah Sheridan
Phyllis Dent: Luisa Bradshaw-White
Vanessa Duval: Amanda Root

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Pippa Greenwood and Nigel Colborn answer questions posed by gardeners from County
Durham. With chairman Eric Robson.
Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: The Singing Sands

3: The beach on Josephine Tey 's island of Cladda.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Josephine Tey

: This Sceptred Isle

158: Disraeli and Gladstone For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor and guests explore and explode some of the ideas that shape our society today. Producer Tony Phillips
E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Tony Phillips

: All in the Mind

Professor Anthony Clare explores the limits and potential of the human mind, and throws light into the hidden shadows of the psyche. Producer Charlie Taylor
Phone: [number removed] for more information


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: PM

Clare English and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Married

A six-part comedy series by Tony Bagley. 5:
Just as he is starting to make the most of his new life, Robin gets whisked back to his old universe - where his doppelganger's been wreaking havoc.
Producer Claire Jones Repeat


Unknown: Tony Bagley.
Producer: Claire Jones
Robin: Hugh Bonneville
Lesley: Josie Lawrence
Dirk: Steve Frost
Julia: Barbara Murray
Penny: Melanie Hudson
Grumpy woman: Melanie Hudson
Drunk: Harry Myers

: The Archers

Young love shines during the eclipse. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

More news, reviews and interviews with the arts programme. Producer Lawrence Pollard


Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: Eclipse 1999

3: Readings focusing on solar eclipses, from sources such as John Milton , the Bible and Dorothy Sabin. Repeated from 10.45am For details see Monday


Unknown: John Milton
Unknown: Dorothy Sabin.

: The Moral Maze

John Humphrys chairs an investigation of the moral questions behind the week's headlines.
Witnesses face cross-examination from Janet Daley , Frances Fyfield ,
Geoffrey Bindman and David Starkey. Repeated on Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Frances Fyfield
Unknown: Geoffrey Bindman
Unknown: David Starkey.

: The Mob and the Movies

Following the death of author Mario Puzo , Steven Smith argues that gangster movies are really just feel-good pictures. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Mario Puzo
Unknown: Steven Smith

: Sound Revelations

Julian Hector discovers how advances in technology have revolutionised biological research, revealing new evidence about animal behaviour and communication.
Producer Sandra Sykes


Unknown: Julian Hector
Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Midweek

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Eucalyptus

By Murray Bail. Part 3. For details see Monday

: The Way it Is

Satire, sketches and a hard look behind the week's media events. With
Simon Evans , Laura Shavin ,
Dave Lamb and Chris Pavio.
Producer Anil Gupta


Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Chris Pavio.
Producer: Anil Gupta

: Music on the Brain

US Army general George Owen Squier invented muzak in 1928 when he piped music down telephone lines to his customers. Now, satellite technology enables a computer in Orpington to change the music playing in a Tel Aviv shop. Peter Snow examines the ever-growing use of background music to influence moods and attitudes, from easing a visit to the dentist to encouraging us to spend more. Producer Andrew Green Repeat


Unknown: George Owen Squier
Unknown: Peter Snow
Producer: Andrew Green

: News

: The Late Book: Armadillo

By William Boyd. Part 3.
For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: William Boyd.

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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